Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* While a five-year-old girl plays and swims, an earthquake strikes, swallowing up her family and home.
* The terrified girl runs away, following the river and drinking when thirsty or hungry.
* The girl covers herself with dirt to keep warm at night, but sleeps poorly from the nightmares of the remembered earthquake.
Chapter 2 Abstract
This section contains 3,383 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)